The Human Dilemma of the Spiritual Seeker

You cannot just become a seeker of God without having previously developed this spiritual desire through the evolution of your own inner consciousness.  Not everyone desires to know God and Its infallible truth, nor does the realization of the true self have much universal draw in our highly technological world.  The subject matter of this article will therefore not appeal to everyone, for only those who have searched the globe high and low, desperately seeking the spiritual Teaching that thoroughly answers all questions of the divine mystery, will resonate with this in-depth explanation.  It is my sincere desire that true seekers around the world will benefit in some way by perusing these pages, possibly discovering a new direction in which to pursue their spirituality, or achieving a deeper insight into their unique situation in their lonely search for truth and God.

Honest spiritual seekers are searching for a Path that transcends all personal ills, a Path that will carry them past the stultifying conditions of institutionalized religion, and past the conventional and traditional ideals of modern society.  True seekers are wary of preachers in their ivory towers spewing their outrage at those who do not believe as they do.  True seekers are exasperated over the plethora of cultish leaders and pseudo gurus springing up all over the globe.  The seekers of the world have grown exhausted with guru bashing, dissenting opinions of others, and the negative stereotype placed on anything separate from conventional spirituality.  The seekers of truth have become all too familiar with the emptiness of ritualistic and ceremonial worship, scriptures that are out of date, and past Masters who have come and gone.  They are dismayed with how spirituality has been commercialized, and how seekers are being exploited for money.  And the truth seekers have grown tired of performing vows and disciplines that bring no appreciable gain to their own evolving spirituality.  The plight of the modern-day seekers has them wondering if a true Path even exists, or if anyone really knows or can guide them aright to Spirit’s door.  Spirituality has been so ravaged and misinterpreted that hardly anyone knows with certainty what even comprises a true spiritual Path.

No wonder the seekers of truth are disillusioned and disenchanted with the current state of all spiritual endeavors within the world.  Many seekers have simply abandoned their search, while others feel it is hopeless to continue searching; some are so discouraged and dismayed that they wonder if truth even exists, and if it does, they remain disheartened by the near impossibility of ever finding it.  Is there an adequate explanation for these spiritual maladies?  Is there a rhyme or reason for this spiritual crisis?  Yes, there is, but we must continue our investigation into the plight of all modern-day seekers, for at the heart of this dilemma lie the answers to the seekers’ redemption and liberation.

All spiritual doctrines, including religions, philosophies, psychic sciences, and metaphysical pursuits, have been created and founded by humans.  Furthermore, all interpretations of spirituality, and the way to liberation and salvation have only come from humans as well.  All enmity and discord amidst religious circles, coupled with abundant argumentation and bigotry, have issued forth and are a by-product of human beings walking this planet, whether in the misty past or in present times.  These last points should be considered very carefully and calmly, for they fully answer the human and institutional dilemma facing all spiritual seekers today.  All things are in such disarray that only human beings could be responsible for such folly and rivalry.  To imagine, for even an instant, that these diluted forms of spirituality actually reflect and portray our Divine Creator, a Being perfectly pure in every regard, adds nothing but more confusion and perplexity to the discovery and attainment of the spiritual truth, and is simply not in accordance with God’s divine will.  Are we to just shake our heads or lie down in defeat, or do we rebel, languish, or silently weep in despair?

Naturally, unenlightened human beings are not concerned with this spiritual nemesis, but those keenly yearning for a higher and more fulfilling truth are bewildered by and ashamed of such degrading misrepresentation, undeniably knowing that this could not, in any way, properly reflect the majesty and profundity of the Supreme Creator.  Be not deceived; God is not mocked.  Be not dismayed either, for the truth does exist.  There is a solution to this divine mystery, and many have found it, but it lies in the opposite direction of humankind’s search for God.

Rudderless and without a compass, does the individual attempt to cross the ocean of empirical existence.  Blown about by chance winds and detoured by inclement weather, does the soul strive to secure its spiritual moorings.  Without a Master at the helm, without precise directions over stormy seas, it becomes impossible to arrive at the other shore.

There is a true Path, but you must give up your external search to find it.  There is a true Doctrine, but you must close the outer books of scripture to read it.  There truly is a transcendental Guide, but you must forfeit your own mental counsel to find Him.  And there is a true self deep within your beingness, but the bigger small self (mind/ego) must make way for the smaller big self (soul) within you.  There is a secret Path leading to His door, and although it is enshrouded in mystery, it opens to the truly sincere lovers of truth and God.  All Saints in the past, present, and future know of this secret passageway, this El Camino Real, which indelibly connects the soul to its Creator.

The means of escape and delivery, the direction we are to discover and then pursue, lies between the two eyes of every sentient being and is called the third eye, or the tisra til.  All external realities below this aperture are filled with illusion, delusion, and vacuous emptiness.  All things at or above this spiritual juncture are iridescently pure, unparalleled, and luminous.  If you could find a true Master, a commissioned Saint, He could easily open your secret door, and all spiritual complexities and mysteries would vanish into nothingness.  This is not my promise, rather the Divine Creator’s eternal promise.

The human is a composite being, consisting of numerous realms and dimensions unknown to one’s conscious mind at this time.  The individual is a microcosm of the macrocosm, an exact replica of the outlying universe.  The soul of the disciple can, at any time, under precise guidance and counsel, enter and explore the inner cosmic worlds of its own being.  There one can experiment in one’s own divine laboratory, verifying all of these truths through one’s own personal experience.  The Light and Sound Teachings are the most efficacious means of removing the veils that serve as barriers to opening this secret door to complete liberation and salvation.

The consummation of the spiritual journey transpires only upon the attainment of Self and God Realization.  Though promised by the theologians and psychic gurus, illumination, cosmic consciousness, and the religious experience of redemption will not suffice to re-enter the Kingdom of Heaven, for only Self and God Realization can accomplish this august achievement.

This sacred journey through your own divine cosmology is meant to evolve your own consciousness to unlimited heights.  This means of delivery, as well as the Doctrine that reveals it, were not created by any human being; rather, they comprise God’s divine plan.  This Teaching, this modus operandi, was instilled in the heart of soul long before humankind’s advent and incarnation into this physical world.  The Lord created all things, and It created this divine Path before religions even existed.  Every religion and sacred path has had a beginning within our world, and each must also have an ending.  But the Light and Sound Teachings are not a by-product of humankind, nor of this world of time and space.  These divine Teachings were instilled within each and every soul to allow God to commune with the soul, and to allow the soul to commune with God.  The Light and Sound Teachings thus existed before the dawn of time, before the creation of human beings, and before the formulation of any exterior mode of worship.

The current dilemma facing the seekers of the globe is simply the effect of spiritual doctrines that were created by humans, and the remedy is to associate and devote yourself, in the strictest sense, to a Doctrine that is created by the Divine.  This divine Path resides in the heart of every sentient being, and has been there since before the dawn of time and the evolution of humankind.  Every Saint who has visited this globe through the ages has espoused and revealed this Doctrine during their respective sojourn, but few individuals have cared to listen, and fewer still have gained entry into its mysteries.

The contemporary ideas of instant salvation through the doctrine of the church, and immediate enlightenment through cultish leaders and pseudo gurus, have not fulfilled the sincere spiritual seeker.  True spirituality will not prostrate itself to the whimsical nature of our mental senses, and thus, it is far easier to tell you what truth is not.  The transcendent truths are too subtle, and our mind too gross, to divinely interpret the truths hidden within our spiritual nature.  Sincere devotion and a flair for the supernatural, coupled with longing and a growing distaste for the mundane world, are needed to penetrate the doorway leading to life everlasting.  Suffice it to say, those honest seekers who are desperate in their search for truth and God only need investigate the tenets of Light and Sound, which today are being offered to the pilgrim of truth through the Teachings of the MasterPath.

Source: http://www.masterpath.org/sriGaryOlsen/index.htm

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